FlexTrack is a program for non‐traditional students with significant time constraints outside of the classroom--family commitments, full‐time employment, etc. Because FlexTrack students can take anywhere between 3 to 18 credits per semester, they are the only students on campus that can be classified as part-time undergraduates (taking fewer than 12 credits). Many FlexTrack students, however, do take a full course load (taking 12 credits or more). It all depends on how William & Mary fits into your life. This program is meant to be flexible, after all!
Applying to FlexTrack
How many FlexTrack students are admitted each year?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions admits a maximum of 20 FlexTrack students per year.
How can I enroll as a FlexTrack student?
Your application for admission should indicate your desire to enroll as a FlexTrack student. Questions can be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
How do I switch from full‐time to FlexTrack status?
If you are already a full‐time student and have compelling reasons to move to FlexTrack status, you must petition the Committee on Academic Status. Compelling reasons may include new family responsibilities, and significant changes in life circumstances. You should meet with a staff member in our office to discuss your situation.
How do I switch from FlexTrack to full‐time status?
If you are a FlexTrack student who wants to become full‐time, you must petition the Committee on Academic Status.
What are the credit load requirements of FlexTrack students?
In their first semester, FlexTrack students are limited to no more than 10 credit hours. After that, they determine credit loads (between 3 and 18 per semester) at their own discretion. They must, however, earn a minimum of 12 credit hours each calendar year (two semesters and a summer term) and complete all degree and major requirements within 10 years from the start of their program.
What if a FlexTrack student needs to take a break for a semester or two?
Notify the Dean of Students Office in advance if you are taking a break.
Do I have to maintain a GPA standard (continuance) as a FlexTrack student?
- 1.7 cumulative GPA by the end of a nine credit term
- 1.7 cumulative GPA by the end of a 21 credit term
- 1.85 cumulative GPA by the end of a 33 credit term
- 2.0 cumulative GPA by the end of a 48 credit term
- 2.0 cumulative GPA by the end of each successive term
Tuition and Financial Aid
What are the financial (tuition) differences between FlexTrack and full‐time students?
FlexTrack students are only charged by credit hour while taking less than 12 credit hours, which means they only pay for the classes they take and not any additional William and Mary Services (e.g. Health Center, Fitness Center). If FlexTrack students take a full credit load (12 or more), they will be charged full tuition and fees. The additional fees cover a litany of other services available to students taking a full credit load (e.g. Health Center, Fitness Center). There is no option for FlexTrack students to pay fees if taking fewer than 12 credits.
Fees, Activities, and Health Insurance
Can FlexTrack students have access to campus activities and services (i.e., recreational center, counseling center, intramural activities, bus service, entry to intercollegiate sporting events)?
If you are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, you are paying all student fees
and are therefore eligible for these services/opportunities. If you are enrolled in less than 12 credit
hours you are not eligible.
Are FlexTrack students eligible for the student health care policy?
Students that are enrolled in 12 or more credits will be eligible, otherwise they will not.
Can FlexTrack students live in College residence halls?
Student housing is only reserved for full-time students. As such, FlexTrack students will not be provided on campus housing.
Must a FlexTrack student who is taking less than a full course load provide proof of immunization and proof of insurance to the Student Health Center?
Yes. FlexTrack students must meet the same proof of immunization and insurance requirements as other degree‐seeking students, even though they are not eligible for the student health care policy when taking fewer than 12 credits.